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Originally published in 1884, Claude La Marche's L'Épeé was the first book ever written on the use of the épeé, the dueling sword of the 19th century. The book in no way deals with the modern Olympic sport of épeé fencing—rather, it covers in a passionate narrative style the rituals and techniques of combat dueling with the sword, "the war of surprises" that is the épeé bout.

This first English translation of La Marche's masterpiece by fencing expert Brian House, The Dueling Sword delivers not only a valuable treatise on historical sword fighting but extraordinary insights into the psychological stress of individual combat. La Marche writes, "the art of the épée is essentially a psychological art," and in his book he provides a comprehensive, integrated system for producing stress in the opponent and conditioning one's self to stress during a duel. Through detailed instruction in the guards, attacks, parries, ripostes, and counters, La Marche drives the reader toward the goal of practical combative fencing: the well-directed, surprising thrust to the opponent's body.

The Dueling Sword is a pioneering work in the study of human psychology under stress and a fascinating manual on the traditional combat duel, "a meeting whose outcome is without appeal.

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Dueling sword
Claude La Marche ; translated by Brian House

Published 2010 by Paladin Press in Boulder, Colo, Newbury .
Written in English.

Edition Notes

Translated from the French.

Translation Of
L'Épeé

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
796.86
Library of Congress
GV1147 .L3 2010

The Physical Object

Format
Softcover
Pagination
xxix, 287 p. :
Number of pages
318
Dimensions
8.5 x 5.5 x inches

Contributors

  • Translator
    Brian House

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL24391210M
ISBN 10
1581607121
ISBN 13
9781581607123
LC Control Number
2010481918
OCLC/WorldCat
506251696

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